May 15, 2010
Dancing with the sun in my eyes
The dancing is really great. You pay to go in and there is a large concrete dance floor floor area where people (I have to say mostly in the twilight of their lives) gently dance to old classics from the 60's, 70's and 80's. I think this is an excellent idea and should be done in my country. People were dancing on their own and with a partner, kids, grandpa and grandma were dancing and everyone one did not care how they danced or how they looked they were just having a nice time. It was a very bright sunny hot day, almost baking but such fun to dance outside.
In the UK we don't have this kind of thing or any sense of community. I think outdoor dancing should be part of school curriculum and part of rehabilitation for criminal offenders. It gets you outside, it relaxes you and you make friends. Its really a happy event and a social event. Junior and I and later the dear wife, danced round and round in circles in the sunshine without a care in the world. It was great. I will definitely go back and do my stuff on the dance floor at Sokolninki.
Labels: Sokolniki Moscow dancing